Microscope Dentistry Knoxville, TN

Dr. Robert Cain has training in using microscopes and oral DNA analysis to diagnose and treat dental concerns that relate to gum health. Microscope dentistry allows dentists to magnify images two to twenty times their size, allowing for better visibility. This is a huge advancement from the four times magnification, which the average loupe (magnification glasses) offers.

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Dr. Cain is an Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry (AMED) member. He informs himself of new developments and treatment protocols using microscope technologies. He has completed additional training to incorporate microscopes into his dental practices. This investment has allowed Dr. Robert Cain to diagnose more efficiently and better.

The Benefits of Microscope Dentistry

The biggest perk is the extra magnification. It makes things clearer, and the dentist can see things much better than those using a loupe. They can get a clearer and more detailed view of the mouth. When they can see things better, their diagnoses can be more accurate and precise. Dr. Cain can see things like cavities and cracks in the teeth much more clearly than with other methods. We can also diagnose more intensive things like gum disease.

Using a microscope reduces the chances of a mistake. Dentists can confidently diagnose and treat problems with increased visibility and accuracy. And it frees up more time for both dentists and patients. Dentists can move quicker in the mouth, making the diagnosis and treatment portion of their job faster. They can spend more time talking to patients, increasing patient satisfaction and ensuring that you feel heard.

We do our best to ensure that our patients are as comfortable as possible when they’re in our office. Microscope dentistry is quicker and isn’t as invasive as other solutions. You’re able to relax more in our dental office. We can talk to you longer and truly educate you about your oral health so you understand our recommendations. You should inform yourself and be comfortable with your oral health and what you need to do to maintain it.

What Is Oral DNA Analysis?

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Oral DNA analysis is a comprehensive treatment tool for the most individualized treatment recommendations and more predictable results. After taking a swab of your saliva, Dr. Cain will send it to the OralDNA® Labs for testing and diagnostics.

The results will provide important insight into the current state of your oral health. They also provide valuable information about your unique risk factors for both dental and systemic health concerns.

The bacteria in the mouth can provide a window into our overall physical well-being. It can also enable Dr. Cain to make individualized recommendations for maintaining oral health and monitoring other health concerns, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Dentists have primarily relied on visual examinations and probing depths to diagnose gum disease for years. Oral DNA provides insight into oral and periodontal health, even before symptoms appear.

Why is this important? Because of the strong link between gum disease and systemic health concerns, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, breast cancer, and more. Treating gum disease in the early stages, sometimes before you notice the symptoms, means lowering your risk of many diseases or worsening the diseases.